Friday, July 29, 2011

up next...

a sweet little custom angel for a friend of a friend. it's been a while since i've done some custom work so i couldn't be happier to take it on. besides...she's really cute;)
and the baby's name is to be leila marie. so that will appear on the finished painting instead of anna. also, i will be selling REPRODUCTIONS of this piece in my etsy shop. it will be available WITHOUT the name but a name can be added to the REPRODUCTION at no charge.
i'll post it soon, as i am already in the process of painting it...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a pickle for patty

here is the finished illustration for the story 'a pickle for patty'. to be featured in the october/november issue of 'stories for children' magazine.
is it wrong to say how fond i am of my own little painting here?;) it's that little pippa (the one with the pigtails) that i absolutely just LOVE! so damn adorable!:)
i will post the link to the finished magazine as soon as it is made available to me so you can read the story that goes along with the illustration.
thanks again to rosemarie over at SFC for the fantastic opportunity to illustrate for her magazine once again.

BTW, a print of this is for sale in my etsy shop under the title 'a picnicing we will go...'

Thursday, July 21, 2011

gesture~illustration friday 7/15/11

the ultimate 'gesture' of friendship...a hug! AND a bear hug at that...;)
my contribution to this week's illustration friday theme of 'gesture'.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

makin' progress...:)

what i'm working on this week...

a pickle for patty illustration for stories for children magazine/e-zine. set to be in the back to school issue. however my deadline is this coming tuesday (the 26th). hoping to be done by friday...
can't wait to start painting those cute little characters!:)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

a pickle for patty~sketch

next up...another illustration for stories for children magazine this one to be featured in their october 2011 issue.
it's about a prissy and pouty little girl named patty porter, her perky friend pippa and pippa's pesky puppy named piper. oh...and a very much coveted pickle;)
lots of alliteration going on in this sweet little story...from the pink pansies on the park path to the purple picnic blanket and the sweet little girls and the puppy.
can't wait to start working on this...:)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

illustration friday~remedy

here is my contribution to this week's i.f. theme of "remedy". i thought it was pretty perfect.
i did this last august for my amazing neurosurgeon who saved my life...not once, but twice with two cervical spine/neck sugeries this past august and october. if it wasn't for him, i wouldn't be able to create any works of art at all due to the nerve damage suffered from a very large disk pressing on my spinal cord at a very precarious level of the cervical spine. in turn, leaving my right "magic" hand, practically numb.
while i am still in the process of healing completely, i owe this man my life! truly the best "remedy" ever!:)

cause for josie ***UPDATE***

as many of you who follow my blog already know, i did this painting for a sweet little girl named josie basta who was waiting on a heart down at AI DuPont hopsital. this was done for a silent auction that took place back in april of this year. this painting has changed my life in so many ways that if i state them i will surely start to cry while typing. (yes, it's that good:))
well, even better, is the news i received tonight...that josie's long awaited and much needed heart is finally on it's way to her. her long and harrowing journey may be coming to an end...a happy end...and in turn a beautiful beginning!:)
prayers and love to this little girl, her family and the amazing donor family willing to take part in this miracle!